Friday, February 25, 2011

The 100Gbps world in the near future

With the advent of Smartphones, Tablets and Streaming TV, the demand of bandwidth is growing. Today our 1-Gbps fiber network suffice the current demand but the continue sales of millions of portable devices the demand is increasing that sooner we need 100 Gbps fiber network. The telecom is moving ahead to serve this demand in the future.

Not only Wired takes the demand for faster and higher bandwidth but also the Mobile operators. Mobile operators are now gearing up towards 4G networks and they need faster backhaul...

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CIA Gadgets goes public

Interesting pictures “Secret CIA spy gadgets go public”, this are not from Hollywood, CIA publicly revealed this pictures of gadgets being used by Central Intelligence Angency from 50's, 60's 70’s and 80’s they where able to make miniature devices perfect for concealment . They even have UAV and minisubs, being used ahead of its time...Read more...

Source: CNET

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pydev - Python IDE for Eclipse 1.6.5

Pydev is a plugin that enables Eclipse to be used as a Python IDE (supporting also Jython and IronPython).

It uses advanced type inference techniques to provide features such code completion and code analysis, while still providing many others such as a debugger, interactive console, refactoring, etc.

Below are some of its highlighted features.
  • Python, Jython and IronPython support
  • Django integration
  • Django templates editor (separate feature that requires Aptana Studio 3 -- not included in the marketplace because of its pre-requisites)
  • Code completion
  • Debugger
  • Unittest integration
  • Interactive Console
  • Code analysis
  • Go to definition
  • Refactoring
  • Google App Engine integration
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Parser errors
  • Outline view
  • Tabs or spaces preferences
  • Smart indent / dedent
  • Comment / uncomment / comment blocks
  • Code folding
  • TODO tasks
  • Content Assistants (Ctrl+1)
  • Scripting with Jython
  • Mark Occurrences
The complete feature matrix may be found at

Source: MarketPlace

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Apple iPad 2 April release is on track

According to Barclays Capital Analyst Ben Reitzes Apple iPad 2 shipment is on track. Having the issues in the design and specification has been settled this month.
This is the response to the report that Taiwan-based security firm asserted that Apple iPad 2 shipment is delayed until June of 2011 due to production bottlenecks.

Barclay Analyst says – Apple iPad 2 April release is on track

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to Download Windows 7 service pack 1

Downloading Windows 7 SP 1 via Windows Update is the easiest way to be updated. However the downside of doing this is when you need to update multiple clients. It would take a while if you do this kind of updating. The easiest way to this is to download the service pack via Microsoft download center.

Here is a simple tutorial on how to download the Windows 7 service pack 1.
  • Go to Windows Download Center
  • You will be asked to validate your system; this is a security measure by Microsoft against pirated copy.
  • Download the validator and install it, you will be given a validation code.
  • Paste the validation code in the box and that’s it, you can now choose what build you need.
  • Download the service pack your windows 7
    windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe (932MB) – Windows 7 64-bit version
    windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe (537MB) – Windows 7 32-bit version

Further information:
7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso - This DVD image contains standalone update for all architectures.
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 32-bit machine running Windows 7.
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 64-bit machines. This contains debugging symbols for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 64-bit machines. This contains debugging symbols for both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

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Download Windows 7 SP1 via Microsoft Download Center

Starting today, Windows 7 service pack is available to everyone via the Microsoft Download Center . The service pack will also be available via Windows Update.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. Additional improvements to services and features in Windows 7, such as improved reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing using the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after restarting.

Estimated amount of free disk space required
Windows Update
  • x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB
  • x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB
Downloading SP1 from the Microsoft website
  • x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
  • x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB
Installing SP1 using an installation DVD
  • x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
  • x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB

Currently downloading the update and after installing it on my system I will create a tutorial on how to integrate it to your current Windows 7 installer.

via WindowsBlog

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Apple iPad 2 delayed until June

[Report]Apple iPad 2 delayed until June

Many Apple fans are expecting that iPad 2 is due this coming April but a report from Bloomberg tells us that it might have some delay.

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Microsoft Windows 8 roadmap leaked

Its no longer a secret that Microsoft is currently developing the Windows 8. A recent Windows 8 development plan  leaked and ZDNet revealed the Microsoft Windows 8 internal roadmap.Windows 8 is expected to be release in 2012.

Based on the roadmap Windows 8 is currently in the M3 stage and according WinRumors:
Milestone 3 work should take around five months, assuming it has to go through the same coding, integration and then fixing and lockdown stages as M2. The software giant has compiled a number of Milestone 2 builds recently ready for the final M2 build that will be distributed internally and externally to the company’s closest partners. Microsoft compiled 6.2.7947.0.winmain_win8m2_escrow.110218-1608 on Friday following a number of Windows 8 builds over the past couple of weeks.
Microsoft only reveal there Windows logo last CES 2011 in Las Vegas but no further details was announced.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Dell Inspiron 7500 Troubleshooting manual

Download Dell Inspiron 7500 Troubleshooting Manual

Dell Inspiron 7500 System Specification

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HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha – the social network phones

HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha – the social network phones

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

MiniBin - empty your trashbin in system tray

I am not really a fan of having desktop icons cluttering on my desktop screen. So I delete all my icons and put them in a dock. In my case I have a DELL Dock on my Dell Laptop. But deleting Recycle  Bin one major disadvantage is we always forget that we have too my files needed to be deleted.

One tool I found is MiniBin, this enables you to have a Recycle Bin on your system tray. With a mouse click you will be able to empty your Recycle Bin. A different icon will be showed if you have any files that need to be erased from Recycle Bin.

Download MiniBin via Softpedia

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Windows 7 SP1 release on Feb 22, 2011

The long wait is over! Microsoft just confirmed the public release of Wndows 7 Sp1 (Service Pack 1) on February 22, 2011. Basically the service pack is just a collection of Windows update plus some additional addons. In the case of Windows 7 most of the service pack contents is already provided via Windows update (if you regularly update your system).

For Windows 2008 they added Remote FX and Dynamic Memory which are two new virtualization features enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Windows 7 and Server 2008 schedule of release:

  •  February 16th Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers as well as Volume License customers.
  • February 22nd, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will become generally available for folks to download via the Microsoft Download Center and available on Windows Update.
Source: Windows Blog

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Apple iPad 2 is now in manufacturing stage

After more than 15 Million units being sold, Apple has been reported on manufacturing the second version of its iPad tablet computer. Known as the iPad 2, the tablet will be powered by a newer processor faster than the first A4 CPU. It has 2 Camera, most like one at the back and one-front facing camera for video conferencing.

According to the Wall Street Journal report, the device is thiner compared to the iPad first generation at 0.5 inch (13.4 mm) thick. The resolution would be the same as the first-gen but with powerful GPU for HD resolution. This is not surprise that the iPad 2 will have more memory and faster processor.

Apple iPad is still the dominant in Tablet PC wars having 75% its share in the market. No release date has been posted yet but according to the report the Hon Hai Precision Industry, known as Foxconn, is assembling the new iPad.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

CSS Optimizer - clean your codes

As a newbie web designer I am trying to find tools that will help me improve my design and and improve the usability of the website. Weeks and weeks of research I learned some few tricks to help optimize my my code and improve my design.

One part of this is CSS optimization. Why do you need to optimize your CSS code after you write it? Simple if you compress your codes like your CSS for example, the loading will be faster because of smaller file size thus saving bandwidth. This is not noticeable for low traffice site but for heavy traffic site every byte of bandwidth is crucial.

This are the some of the CSS optimizer I use:

CSSTidy is an opensource CSS parser and optimiser. It is available as executeable file (available for Windows, Linux and OSX) which can be controlled per command line and as PHP script (both with almost the same functionality).

Code Beautifier - is an online CSS optimizer, just paste your CSS code and it will optimize the code for you.

FormatCSS - another CSS optimizer and cleaner.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Advance System Care - best tool for system maintenance

Advance System Care is an all-in-one utility for your computer maintenance. It can repair, protect and optimize your system. It has anti-spyware, registry fixer, defragger, and optimizer. The optimizer enables you to adjust/tweak your system according to your system capability. The best part of this optimization is it is done automatically by Advance System Care.

ADvance System Care is free for basic users and the Pro version has some few upgrades like system boost.

Official website:

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